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Los Altos ACT Tutors

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  • 13 years in business
  • 295 hires on Thumbtack
Hongxing L.
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We have a great experience with Elite home tutoring, especially our teacher Anena, she learnt our need and personalize the teaching for my son's personal interest, it's a great idea and it works very well.

John Linneball Tutoring
4.8
from 52 reviews
  • 16 years in business
  • 146 hires on Thumbtack
John L.
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John has been tutoring my 16 year old daughter in prep for her SAT test. He was very flexible in scheduling sessions for Sunday mornings given the heavy schedule my daughter maintains. John's style is very effective in making the material content interesting, light and relatable to a teenager. He uses a good balance of humor and examples that keep her engaged throughout the session. Homework assigned is manageable and not burdensome. John is very intelligent and has a very good grasp of the material content. He provides a professional service and we look forward to the results of my daughter's test.

Arbor Tutors - Bay Area
4.5
from 35 reviews
  • 114 hires on Thumbtack
Brittany M.
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I must say I am extremely happy with the quality of service from Arbor Tutors from the first phone call through the tutoring sessions. We were given our choice between a couple of different tutors. High quality.

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Aji Singh
5.0
from 14 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
John D.
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Aji has been tutoring our son in Algebra and Pre-Calculus for a few months now. He is really professional, he makes assignments and notes for every chapter which have really helped our son better understand the topics. He has also been helping with his homework and helping him prepare for tests. Our son's grades have improved significantly and he is a lot more confident about Math

  • 4 years in business
  • 37 hires on Thumbtack
Thumbtack Customer
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Tim was a great teacher for me! He was easy to talk to,understood my questions, and helped me improve my weak points. After working with him for a few months, I was able to understand a lot of the material provided in the SAT test and improve a lot on my practice test. Overall, Tim is a great teacher for learning how to improve your English , especially to prepare for SAT test.

  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Gail B.
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Got a tutoring package for my two kids and we have been extremely happy

Tina N.
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Kaitlin is very dedicated, attentive, and passionate about writing, editing, and tutoring. I highly recommend Kaitlin because she is not only knowledgeable, patient, meticulous, and outstanding in explaining various concepts, but she is also very caring and genuine. She takes the time to understand your needs to make sure that they are met, and that your objectives are achieved. Whether you need support with editing, learning more about writing basics, or improving your overall writing skills, Kaitlin can work with you at any level. She identifies and works with both your strengths and weaknesses to foster better writing skills, and enable you to become a more confident writer. As she provides feedback, she thoroughly explains her reasoning and provides numerous suggestions for improvement. This is critical for advancement in one’s writing skills. Furthermore, she has extensive knowledge about structuring, composing, and editing various written material, and also has broad knowledge in numerous areas, which is very helpful for writing about or editing information on any topic. Overall, Kaitlin is excellent and will make every minute worth your time. STRONGLY RECOMMEND!!!!!

Josh's SAT & ACT Tutoring
4.8
from 6 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Jodi T.
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Josh was an awesome SAT tutor for my son, increasing his scores 110 points in just a few weeks of tutoring. Prior to Josh, my son was enrolled in a commercial SAT prep course: 3 hours on Friday evenings and six hours on Saturdays along with 11 other students. My son did not respond well to the group setting. These sessions could not hold his attention, and it became a weekly battle to get him to go. After a few weeks, he quit the course and decided that individual tutoring would be a better option. Josh’s style of personalized attention offered my son the back and forth interaction he needed to maintain interest and motivation. He had a great depth of knowledge (Yale graduate), as well as a warm and personal demeanor. He took the time to understand my son’s individual style of learning and identified the areas with which he needed more assistance. In summary, my son benefitted greatly from Josh’s talents, and I would highly recommend him to anyone needing one-on-one and personalized attention.

  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Diana F.
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Darya tutored and advised me throughout my senior year of high school and my first year at college. Having Darya by my side throughout the stress of a year and a half journey has had a significant impact in my life. Although Darya's main responsibility was to tutor me for my Advanced Placement (AP) Literature class, she went above and beyond to what I expected of an English tutor. She helped me find my inner voice as a writer through tutoring me about grammar, organization, and vocabulary. She also helped boost my confidence as an underprivileged Latina studying in the STEM field as a computer science major at the University of California: Santa Cruz. I passed both my AP Government and AP Literature classes and tests which is significant because both required a heavy amount of analytical writing; I graduated high school with honors and with the highest cumulative grade point average (GPA), 3.7, at any time of my academic career. One week before I was going to take my SAT for the third time, I mentioned to Darya that I was struggling understanding a large portion of the Math section of the test. To my surprise, she was thoroughly capable skilled in tutoring me in math, along with English. In less than seven days, Darya was able to successfully prepare me for my last SAT test; subsequently, my SAT score improved by more than 100 points. If we had more time to go through the preparation book, I could have further surpassed this amazing progress. Another aspect in which Darya supported me in my college application and preparation process was in guiding me to refine my college essays for both private and public universities: as a result, I was accepted to more than half of the colleges that I applied to. Finally, I am most grateful for Darya and her efforts towards my success because of the high number of scholarships that I received in the second semester of my senior year in high school. Through Darya’s excellent editing and writing abilities, I was able to accumulate more than $200,000 in scholarship rewards from four different organizations. I could never have imagined this much triumph before meeting Darya; without these scholarship awards, I would have been forced to work during my breaks and during school to afford a college education. Now, all that I have to worry about is learning as much as I can while I am at UCSC. On account of my strong achievements in less than a year with Darya, I still utilize the many tips and lessons that she has instilled in me. As a result of this, I excelled in my classes at UCSC with a cumulative GPA of 3.6. Because of my outstanding academic success in the first quarter of college, I was exclusively invited by the university to apply to the College Scholars Program; this two-year program selects 20 students out of about 200 students applying from each college at UCSC to help give them meaningful academic challenges. Not only do I recognize Darya as one of the most significant people in my life because of my solid academic accomplishments, but also due to the genuine passion she holds to be sure that her tutees succeed. As her tutee, she constantly reminded me of my own abilities to encourage my confidence. We are still in contact today which further demonstrates her enthusiasm for her tutees. She is evidently benevolent, motivated, and intelligent, and I highly recommend her tutoring and guidance talents to any student who is fortunate enough to be her tutee.

Angela Sun Consulting
4.7
from 9 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Lily S.
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Angela does the best job of explaining concepts for AP/SAT if you are trying to learn something outside of school. We did our tutoring over the computer, but I actually found it more engaging than in person. For example, I was confused about cos (180degrees), because I hadn't learned about it in school yet. Angela's explanation also made 10x more sense than what my math teacher would say. Now I FINALLY understand how to find cos (180degrees)!

  • 23 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
Tien V.
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I've been working for Shirin for a few weeks now at Club Z! in West San Jose. I highly appreciate her integrity in wanting the highest quality services for the students that need academic help. She is pleasant to work with and I strongly recommend Club Z! to both parents of students as well as potential tutors.

  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Karen H.
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BEST. ACT. TUTOR. EVER.

Arbor Tutors -San Jose Area
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
James M.
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We did in-person tutoring at the library for math. Our tutor was excellent. Arbor Tutors is just amazing!

A+ Tutoring Services
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Louise C.
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Dan tutored our daughter for 2 school years and was a great help in explaining math concepts that were very difficult to her. He was always will to explain it a different way to try to get it to click for her. Dan was always encouraging and had an upbeat positive attitude. I also really liked that Dan worked her for the full hour-- really got our money's worth. She would not have passed without his help. We'd still be using Dan if he hadn't relocated-- so I highly recommend his tutoring services.

Tutoring for Success
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • New on Thumbtack
Esther T.
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Sylvia is tutoring my daughters in Spanish. They never had Spanish before, and when they moved to a new school, the level of Spanish is very advance for someone who never had the lessons. Sylvia works with them in getting them up to speed. In a short time, both my children had become comfortable in following the lesson at school, and I have noticed that both of them have made quite significant improvements. My oldest daughter tells me that once she is comfortable with her Spanish, she wants to start French with Sylvia. I am sure that if either of my kids need tutoring in Math, Sylvia would be the one we go to. If your child or children need extra help in academic, I HIGHLY RECOMMEND that you call Sylvia. My children are very happy with how she teaches. Sylvia is also opens to different approaches in teaching. If my kids want more challenge, all they have to do is tell Sylvia and she will give them challenging lessons.

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I tutor algebra 1, algebra 2, trigonometry, precalculus, geometry, SAT math, SAT 1, ACT, etc. You will be coached, and 100% is guarantee for score improvement. Thank you for your interest. Please do not hesitate to contact me for more details.

  • 28 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
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My name is Cameron Anetsky. What sets me aside from other tutors is that my priority is the student, their family, and their needs. I tailor my tutoring to each and every student. My teaching has a basis in the Saxon Method of teaching, but it is more than that. I teach not only the subject matter, but the tips, note taking, organization, and study skills that make each student uniquely successful. I am well versed in teaching most subjects, with special emphasis on Reading and Writing, Social Studies, Foreign Language, Math, and Science. I effectively teach skills that can be used later in their academic and professional careers: reading for retention, note taking, analytical skills, scientific analysis, nursing and patient care, and writing.

  • 6 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
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I am a business professional. I have over 10 years' extensive experience in the applications of several multiple subjects based on degree of difficulty (DOF) such as general math, pre-algebra, trigonometry, geometry, Algebra 1, Algebra 2, statistics and probability, pre-calculus and calculus. I have been a judge at the regional science fair competition in San Jose for the last two years and evaluated students in math and science projects. My success as a tutor has been attributed to my ability to patiently explain concepts in a direct and concise manner to maximize the comprehension and academic success of the student. An individualized lesson plan is formulated to address the student's needs. My student's age group for math is from elementary to 12th grade. For standardized tests like SAT/ACT math, I have helped a student raised SAT score to 130 points in one month. I offer guaranteed success. You will be way ahead of your classmates on your next grade in school. There are only limited registrations available. I wish you all the best. My hobbies include the following: I am a pilot. I enjoy reading, painting and singing. I have immense satisfaction when I strive hard to make a child succeed in his/her academics. I love tutoring. Math is my favorite subject.

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Compare us against one of the mass marketed national tutoring chains and you'll discover why our approach is better: 1) We utilize ONLY state-certified teachers as tutors. Your tutor will be a degreed educator with classroom teaching experience. We will not send you a college student or other untrained professional. 2) We provide a customized tutoring experience. Our private tutoring lessons are not mass produced. Instead, your tutor will customize a plan of action to reflect your child's goals and learning style. 3) We offer straight-forward pricing. You set the pace, and you simply pay your tutor's reasonable hourly rate.

  • 8 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
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I provide private Math tutoring from Grades 9 to 12, ACT, SAT, and Physics. I would be happy to help you learn the math/physics classes! I have taught math/physics privately for many years. I had BS degree from UC Berkeley and MS from Santa Clara university. I am usually available during the week after school and weekend, so let me know what time might work for you, then I can help you to accomplish your goals.

  • 25 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
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Sylvan Learning has been providing after school instruction for over 35 years with a focus on personalized instruction. Our trained and certified teachers follow Sylvan's unique Mastery Learning process making sure each student masters each lesson before moving forward. Success is the outcome.

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